Religious Diversity

Religious Diversity: Promoting unity, embracing differences.

It's no surprise that St. Edward's University is open to students of all faiths. What may be surprising, though, is that as part of your own growth and selfdiscovery we actively encourage you to explore issues of spirituality, social justice, diversity and other elements of your tradition which are also common to all faiths. That is the Holy Cross legacy at St. Edward's — to educate the heart as well as the mind.

Campus Ministry provides information on resources and opportunities that will allow you to engage in dialogue with peers, explore questions of faith and come to an intellectual appreciation for diversity in a way that promotes unity and acceptance, while embracing our differences.  Campus Ministry works with all students, whether from the Christian tradition or the various other forty plus traditions represented in the St. Edward’s community.  Events and activities reflecting various faith traditions are offered throughout the year providing opportunities for students to open windows into different communities in a trusting and non-judgmental environment.

Campus Ministry provides information on an array of services including: 

  • Student Groups connect you with peers of your own faith and meet students of other faiths.
  • Campus Events such as the Passover Seder, Iftar Dinner and Noah's Pudding allow you to experience the practices of other faiths.
  • Austin Area Connections allow you to locate a variety of Austin religious communities.
  • Spiritual Guidance gives you an opportunity to reflect on your own experiences.

In an age of rapid social and technological change, finding common ground through unity is a necessity for future leaders who will need to make ethical and moral decisions. Campus Ministry serves as the nexus at St. Edward's where students can share knowledge of their own faith in fellowship with others, to ask questions and to discover true knowledge of the world.